For Halloween this year, students in grade 2 were tasked with a special project. They were grouped with students from other classes and asked to collaborate on a pumpkin investigation!
Each group received a pumpkin and their job was to measure, describe and count what they scooped out from inside the fruit.
The children were encouraged to write descriptively about what they found, particularly about the 5 senses - sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Words like 'sticky', 'gooey', 'wet' and 'cold' came up often during the investigation!
At the end of the project, the students counted the seeds they had carefully collected, learning how to count by tens, hundreds and ones. They learned about place value and how to represent numbers to 1000. Ms. Smith said 'Today's seed counting activity (over 600 seeds) was so much fun!'
Rolling up their sleeves and getting messy for science - this is exactly how our students step forward and make things happen!